Vault Restaurant

4.5
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2489 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
Standing out like a fresh tattoo on a burly forearm, The Vault Restaurant serves mouth-watering martinis, delicious wines and fabulous food. Once inside, you will be greeted by an eclectic, lively room, a diverse menu and tantalizing cocktails, including “the best Caesar in town.” First built in 1948, The Vault retains many of its original features, including the concrete bank vault.

Outside the private vault, guests are seated in the restaurant’s lounge or dining room, surrounded by an eclectic décor, including bicycle frames, ornate mirrors and a tiki lounge! The funky style combined with live jazz or blues music and you’ve got yourself a hip and quirky restaurant, with a cool, laissez-faire vibe. The Vault’s diverse menu features Northwest cuisine, offering dishes that are simple, yet rich in flavour.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It was slow, so at the beginning our server stood over us

EB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very cozy place to hang out with friends and loved ones.

BR
Vancouver
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was great!! It feels a little like being “downtown” without the drive!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We made the reservation for valentines dinner here it was perfect date for us great food live music friendly staff also pretty cool place

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Very good service for a valentine's day, couldn't be more impressed. Wife's food was slightly bland, but waitress was attentive. My food was excellent.

S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! I had the chicken with portobello mushroom cream sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. I’m not a mushroom fan but holy smokes that cream sauce was out of this world. The noise level was perfect. We enjoyed live music and we’re still able to talk over the table. The decor was really cool too. This is one of my new favourite restaurants and I’ll be sure to visit again. Thank you!

BY
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy eating here

KA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was the same.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and an enjoyable atmosphere

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant with great food .

B
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent every time!

MS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lights out! A bit pricey but food is worth it. Really cool design!

OT
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Ahi tuna expensive and not very good. No flavour so I don’t think it was really Ahi

ML
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. Live music is a bonus!

TB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely a favourite for us. Food is terrific, music is pleasant and not too loud which allows for a good visit with background. We’ve been here several times and are never disappointed.

SM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner it was very good m.

T
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was very good. Food tasted very good. Portion size was small. Especially the beef carpaccio. It was delicious but not big enough to share as an appetizer. Overall was a good experience.

D
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I took my husband for his birthday but couldn’t use the birthday coupon he was sent as only valid during the week, but the food was solid! I always find the tables to be a little on top of each other and the restaurant loud but we were over in the tiki lounge this time and arrived before the band so a pretty good night out.

c
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

great character and comfortable, fun place to meet friends

SK
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My dining companion has celiac disease and this restaurant has numerous options and adaptions for her to enjoy the menu.
The menu was innovative and eclectic with comfort food dining in mind but took it to a higher level.

S
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This place has a very warm interior, great character space, . I really loved it , finally got a reservation for a saturday evening x the restaurant was packed to capacity we were seated immediately on arrival
Service was spot on
Food was great with lots of focus on sea food , we tried there coconut prawns , ahi tuna , salmon etc it was all fabulous

s
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My 17 year old daughter was taking me out for dinner. It was her first visit to the Vault. Taylor took such good care of us. I have sensitivity to gluten and she was able to verify with the chef options that I could have. The entertainment with Ranj Singh was lovely and we could have stayed longer to hear him. It was a great night. My daughter is eager to return and I’m glad she enjoyed one of my favourite places to dine.

c
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Overall the experience was good...had to constantly ask for water and we missed some of the items from the previous meals such as the crab cakes etc.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for Dine Out Vancouver, for my wife's birthday. Had a fantastic meal, absolutely love this restaurant.

OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a treat, we love coming here and the food is always creative and tasty.

BA
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was awesome. Waitress was great. Great atmosphere. Food 4 out of 5. I would recommend. We had a nice night

RP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a treat to walking to a restaurant in herar world class music. Neil Hsrnett was fantastic ! i will come back when he’s performs i was so shocked snd thank you!!

S
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome place to have good food. I highly recommend this place

KL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I loved the dine out menu. The Mac and cheese bites, and cobbler were a great addition to my usual steak.

CS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Was a cool atmosphere only to be let down by the overly salty food and wierd flavoured vegetables.

EJ
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We love going to the Vault, but this time we did not a very good experience. Right from the time we sat down. When we first got there, the hosts took us to the “vault” mentioning to us this is a big deal, to get to sit in the vault. There was six of us there celebrating my birthday. Also some wanted to try out the Dine out menu. It took forever for us to be served and when I mentioned to the server that my curry pasta was so spicy I could not eat it, there was very little mentioned to me. It almost seemed like we where forgotten about many times. Finally we ordered dessert. I loveeeeee cream brûlée, a few of us in my party ordered it and to our disappointment it was very difficult to eat. The sugar on top was so rock hard I could not get thru it. I mentioned to our waitress again. All she offered was her apologies. With this evening going downhill and it being my birthday I really expected to talk to a manager. Not one time did a manager come over. With her apologizing so much I was sure she would have brought one over, without me having to ask. I had a BDay certificated from them but in the future I might just make the extra drive to WAG. Thanks for listening Erica.

KB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went early and received quick and attentive service.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Cocktail was tasty!

KM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Took a visitor from Australia for dinner the other night. Service was a tad slow, but the restaurant was very busy and our server told us the kitchen was short staffed. Food was awesome! Hubby said best rack of lamb he's had in a long time and I had the Ahi Tuna was perfectly cooked ! Our calamari appetizer was really good too. All in all a nice evening with good food and nice atmosphere.

OT
Vancouver
72 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

always a good go to

P
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food & service
Close to our home
Cool it use to be a bank

LJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My wife had the gumbo, it arrived at the table lukewarm, but she said it was flavourful. Her friend had the gnocchi and, while flavourful, it also was just lukewarm. My friend snd I both ordered the rack of lamb and both plates arrived hot and were delicious. The servers were fantastic.

DI
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my seafood penne. My daughter & her fiance had the ribs. They loved them! One minor complaint was with the Cesar salad. Raphy (fiancee) thought there was too much anchovies paste! Personally, I thought it was just perfect. The creme brulee was amazing!

IM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here several times with both friends and family... love the overall atmosphere and service.

TG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

The ambiance, friendliness of staff, live music was all so great! My flat iron steak not so much, not very tender. They also got my order wrong, but did make up for it by bringing an extra large serving of the vegetables I had originally asked for. I would go back, but not gamble on a steak. A